Posts by Sarah Gill

What Is a Hashtag?

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You’ve seen them all over social media and wondered – what does it mean? Here, we explain what a Hashtag is, why you use them, and how to use them most effectively. What Is a Hashtag? from Propel Businessworks on Vimeo. Don’t have time to watch the whole video? Here’s a brief synopsis: Definition: The…

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Back In the Swing of Things

Labor Day has come and gone, school is back in session, and suddenly summer is over. We’re looking at the last few months of 2012, and it’s time to roll up our sleeves and end this year on a high note. Remember your 2012 business plan? Does it seem a little far-fetched to try and…

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Shop Local!

I’m sure you’ve seen the bumper stickers and heard the phrase “shop local.” It’s a whole movement centered on a single idea: shop local to support your local economy. There’s a whole list of cause and effect reasons why it’s beneficial to shop this way, but here are some of the most compelling ones: For…

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Truth or Dare? – Raising Your Expectations

Remember playing truth or dare as kids? Everyone took turns going around the circle, choosing to share either a truth about themselves or, if you were really cool, taking on a dare that the group challenged you with. It was a moment of truth: whether or not you would actually do the dare. Being an…

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Google+ and Your Business

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The world of social media continues expanding, bringing us new ideas and avenues to communicate. Most of us have heard of YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter, three of the most widely used social media platforms. But there’s one more that emerged on the scene early last year: Google+. You may have heard about Google+, and wondered…

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Winding Down the School Year

The school year is winding down, and we increasingly hear people discussing their summer plans. What are your plans for your business this summer? Does your workload tend to increase or decrease over the summer months? No matter how the season affects you, it’s important to strategize now how to maintain your business’ hard-earned momentum.…

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Spring Is Springing New Business Strategy!

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We love the look of springtime! And the signs of new growth prompt us to ask you: Where is new life popping up in your business? As spring begins, we want to share a few tips to help you cultivate your business ideas. The dictionary defines an entrepreneur as someone “who organizes and manages any…

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What’s in a QR Code? [Pt 2 – How]

The best part about QR codes is how easy it is to create them. Several online websites will generate your QR code for free (list provided below). Effectively using your QR code can be the greater challenge. Propel’s best suggestion is to be creative! Sure, you can simply link to a website or blog (if…

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What’s in a QR Code? [Pt 1 – Why]

Technology constantly presents us with exciting new marketing tools. As a business growth and development company, Propel researches the latest ideas to help you find tools truly worth implementing. Recently, we have seen one aspect of technology, QR codes, emerging with great potential. QR (“Quick Reader”) codes are the black-and-white squares resembling checker boxes that…

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Where do you show up?

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First impressions are important, yes. But in business, image is everything and how you are perceived plays a vital role in your success. Although what you do to present yourself and your business is important, it is ultimately your customers and those your business comes in contact with who will do most of the work…

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